FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
18-YEAR-OLD ORLANDO RESIDENT CLAIMS TOP PRIZE
IN THE NEW $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE SCRATCH-OFF GAME
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Daniela Leon Ruz, 18, of Orlando, claimed a top prize in the $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Leon Ruz chose to receive her winnings in annual payments of $26,000 for the duration of her life, guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years. She purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 400 East Central Boulevard in Orlando.
The new $1 Scratch-Off game, $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE, launched on July 3, and features more than $19 million in total cash prizes, including six top prizes of $500 a week for life! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-4.97.Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2016-17.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $31 billion to education and sending more than 750,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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